Voting in 2016 Election

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    These are 2012 figures as can't find them for 2016

    Total number of Americans eligible to vote 218,959,000

    Total number of Americans registered to vote - 146,311,000

    Total number of Americans who voted in the 2012 Presidential election - 126,144,000

    Let's say the number of eligible voters in 2016 was 220 million. According this this, only 125,249,000 actually votes. A little over 50%.

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    So, what does that say about voting in America as opposed to other countries with 90%+ turnouts. In other words, only a bit over one quarter of American voters elected our next president. (I am glad he won)
     
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    long every thing i can find says hillary won the pop vote by at least 500,000.....
     
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    Whats the source for the vote totals for the candidates? I didn't think they release numbers that high for either one yet.
     
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    I found it online and didn't copy the source.
     

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